- ISBN: 9781480422490 (electronic bk.)
- ISBN: 1480422495 (electronic bk.)
- Physical Description: 1 online resource
- Publisher: [United States] : Open Road Media : 2013.
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|Summary, etc.:|| Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction, and a finalist for the National Book Award: Alison Lurie's supremely entertaining masterwork about two American scholars, both alone in London, who find romance in the most unlikely places Prim, divorced, and middle-aged, Vinnie Miner gave up on love long ago. On her way to London to research a book about children's folk rhymes-a scholarly pursuit that even her fellow academics sneer at-she finds herself sitting next to the man who will change the course of her life. Brash and nav̐e, he is a sanitary engineer from Oklahoma on a package vacation. Also in London is Vinnie's colleague, the young, handsome English professor Fred Turner. His marriage and self-esteem are both on the rocks, but he is about to find consolation in the arms of the most beautiful actress in England. Stylish and highborn, she introduces Fred to a glamorous, yet eccentric, London scene that he never expected-or prepared-to encounter. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Alison Lurie including rare images from the author's personal collection.
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